July 5, 2011 3:50 pm

Martinez, Richardson file for arbitration

Kings restricted free agents Alec Martinez and Brad Richardson have filed for arbitration, according to the league. The players can continue to negotiate and sign new contracts, independent of their arbitration status, before the hearings take place. They are scheduled to be held in Toronto from July 20-Aug. 4. According to the league, 23 players chose to file for arbitration. Teams can also take players to arbitration, and must file by tomorrow afternoon.

As noted earlier, among the Kings’ restricted free agents, only Martinez, Richardson and Trevor Lewis were eligible to file for arbitration. Andrew Campbell, Marc-Andre Cliche, Rich Clune, Drew Doughty, Corey Elkins, Johan Fransson, Bud Holloway, David Meckler, Oscar Moller, Patrick Mullen and Jeff Zatkoff are not eligible.

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